Formula One: Mercedes' Ross Brawn says he's not had talks with Honda or McLaren
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) - Ross Brawn says he is not planning an immediate departure from the Mercedes Formula One team despite speculation he will be on the move at the end of the season.
Reports after last weekend's Korean Grand Prix suggested he had informed the team's non-executive chairman Niki Lauda that he would be leaving at the end of the season.
With Japanese automaker Honda set to return to F1 in 2015 as an engine supplier to McLaren, there has been speculation the 58-year-old Brawn may join the British team. Brawn served as team principal of Honda in 2008.
Brawn was quoted by Autosport on Friday as saying he was in discussions with Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes motorsport, and others in team management about the structure next year.